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Motive Television Announces Plans for Tablet TV Pilot at Granite TV Station
London 27 March 2013: Motive Television PLC (AIM: MTV.LN), the London-based television software and services company, announced plans to install a full-featured demonstration of its revolutionary, disruptive technology that delivers live broadcast television and video-on-demand to tablets and smartphones in San Francisco beginning mid 2013. This is expected to be followed by a market field test with Tablet TV equipped T-Pods later in the year and thereafter a commercial rollout.

27 March 2013
Motive Television Announces Plans for Tablet TV Pilot at Granite TV Station

Next step:  Tablet TV full-featured demonstration planned in San Francisco
 
London 27 March 2013:  Motive Television PLC (AIM: MTV.LN), the London-based television software and services company, announced plans to install a full-featured demonstration of its revolutionary, disruptive technology that delivers live broadcast television and video-on-demand to tablets and smartphones in San Francisco beginning mid 2013.  This is expected to be followed by a market field test with Tablet TV equipped T-Pods later in the year and thereafter a commercial rollout.

As the next step in development, Tablet TV LLC, a joint venture between Motive Television Inc. and Granite Broadcasting Corporation in the United States, will unveil a pilot demonstrating the full suite of the Tablet TV features, broadcast directly to tablets over the standard live ATSC digital terrestrial signal. The consumer features available on tablets will be: live viewing of local broadcast stations, recording of live television with PVR functionality, datacast delivery of video-on-demand content, and integrated social media.  All of this will be done in the heart of Silicon Valley at Granite’s KOFY station in San Francisco.

This will underscore the completion of a major milestone as the Tablet TV team, who will have successfully ported Motive Television’s patented technology, that has been in large-scale commercial use in TV broadcasting in Europe since 2009, to tablets using the ATSC broadcast standard. This technological breakthrough permits tablet users to view all television broadcasts receivable from public and commercial television stations in their city and the ability to time-shift the viewing of these programs.  In addition, Motive’s patented Television Anytime Anywhere software will make possible video-on-demand catch-up and additional movies and television programs directly to the fastest-growing viewing devices – iPads and Android tablets.

An application for a patent of the Tablet TV technology has been filed with the US Patent Office and further patent applications will follow.

Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive, commented,

“The demonstration pilot at KOFY in San Francisco is the next step in readying Tablet Television for the US market introduction.  Tablet TV continues to move toward its launch and becoming a significant player in delivering content to the fastest growing segment of television viewing.  It will permit the television industry to see Tablet TV in action, prove Tablet TV’s technical capabilities in a television broadcast environment, and make our consumer appeal apparent.”

Peter Markham, Chairman of Granite Broadcasting Corporation added,

“We are working together to create a new way that American viewers can enjoy their favorite broadcast television programs on the exponentially growing number of tablet screens.  As a broadcaster we see Tablet TV as a source of additional viewing convenience for the public and a win-win for the industry.  Granite is looking forward to being the test site and business partner with Motive on this exciting new technology.”

Enquiries:

Motive Television plc
Michael Pilsworth, Chairman
Leonard M Fertig, CEO
T: +44 20 7025 8425

Motive Television Inc.
David Woodman, MD The Americas
T:  +1 617 733 7191

Merchant Securities (Nominated Adviser)
Simon Clements / Virginia Bull
T: +44 20 7628 2200

XCAP Securities (Joint Broker)
Jon Belliss
T: +44 20 7101 7070

Media PR Europe
Gerry Buckland
T: +44 7774 860011

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Chris Plunkett / Mike Smargiassi
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Notes to Editors

Motive Television provides software and services to the global television industry, enabling Television Anytime Anywhere™. Motive’s patented and proprietary technology platform responds to the heightened viewer demand for watching what they want, when they want, on whatever device they want; and is driven by the mandatory switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting as mandated by the International Telecommunication Union.

Motive Television provides broadcasters and pay television operators with enabling technology that provides opportunities to deliver highly valued services to viewers that generate additional income and retain existing subscribers, comprising:

Television Anytime. A technology platform that enables digital broadcasters and pay television operators to offer enhanced broadcasting services with or without the need for an Internet connection. These services, include, among others, Video-on-Demand, Catch-Up TV, Virtual Channels, Sneak Preview TV, and Targeted Advertising. Television Anytime is currently in commercial operation in Europe both in digital terrestrial (DTT) and soon in satellite (DTH) environments. Patented in Spain and patent pending in the EU.

Television Anywhere. An advanced multi-screen multi-channel technology that allows a viewer to control and watch all the content received by or recorded in their main home television equipment on any computer, mobile phone, iPad or any other Internet connected device. Television Anywhere is software-based and can be updated via software upgrades on existing STB. US patent pending.

Motive’s content division is:

Motive Television Limited, a Dublin-based award-winning independent production company that produces factual programmes for Irish broadcasters. It specializes in live sports production and sports documentaries and also produces factual and entertainment series.

Motive Television was founded in London in 2005 and its shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange (AIM).

http://www.motivetelevision.co.uk